Visual Communication Design
What can I do with my course in Visual Communication Design?
Careers in Visual Communication Design
As a visual communication specialist you can help an organisation to communicate with diverse audiences visually. You can assist an organisation to develop brand and identity online, through traditional advertising or through clever product designs.
You can look for job opportunities in advertising, design and digital media roles in business, government, community organisations, with consultancies or as a freelancer. You could also look for opportunities in the fields of culture and the arts.
Combining your visual communication design degree with teaching studies can qualify you to teach visual communication in schools and other educational settings.You need to get as much experience as possible before graduating to build your network contacts and portfolio. Showcasing your work through festivals, exhibitions and award programs may help to launch your career.
Skills and attributes
You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in Visual Communication Design:
- creative flair, and a strong visual sense
- technical expertise
- ability to present and explain ideas to clients and colleagues
- good time management
- a strong work ethic
- accuracy and attention to detail
Related roles include:
- Graphic designer
- Advertising art director
- Web designer
- Multimedia designer
- Games graphic designer
- Packaging designer
- Desktop publisher
Salary and job outlook
You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for environmental health graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.
Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.
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